Latest news from the AWIPEV joint French-German Arctic Research Base
News for 2019 field season
Update on RiS, Kings Bay booking and flights, new KB Terms and Conditions:
- On short notice: additional freight ship to Ny-Aalesund arriving in Feb.,
contact Kings Bay for details
- AWI Container shipment to Ny-Aalesund:
AWIPEV Introductory seminar
19. Feb. 2019, 9:00 - 17:30
at AWI Bremerhaven, Wegener House (Geb. D)
Meetings, Seminars, Workshops
- Fall 2018 container to be sent from Bremerhaven:
Deadline for packing lists and freight list to logistics: 26. Oct. 2018
Deadline for delivery in Bremerhaven: 02. Nov. 2018
Scheduled arrival date in NYA: ca. 20. Dec. 2018
Please contact Silke Henkel (AWI) for further information.
Present your results / Flagship workshops 2018
- Atmosphere Flagship workshop,
15. - 19. October in Potsdam
15. - 19. October in Potsdam
Infos for 2018
- AWIPEV Science Introduction Seminar 2018:
7. Feb. 2018,
- AWIPEV Logistics Introduction:
Info-Handout to Projects
Kings Bay's hints to use RiS
Frozen samples handling & transportation recommendations
- AWI weapon handling
- First containers:
Deadline for packing lists and freight list to logistics: 01.03.2018
Deadline for delivery in Bremerhaven: 05.03.2018
Deadline for delivery in Brest: 12.03.2018
Scheduled arrival date in NYA: 10.04.2018
Second AWI container:
- Deadline for packing lists and freight list to logistics: 14.05.2018
Deadline for delivery in Bremerhaven: 17.05.2018
Scheduled arrival date in NYA: 03.07.2018
- See here for AWI freight handling details
Please contact Silke Henkel (AWI) or Isabelle Thepaud (IPEV) for further information.
French-German Calls for Joint Projects in Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences
A new call is open from the German DFG and the French ANR for proposals for joint bilateral research projects in Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering Sciences:
Deadline for proposals is 10. January 2018
Visit of the French Ambassador to Norway, Jean-François Dobelle, to AWIPEV
The French Ambassador to Norway, Jean-François Dobelle, visited AWIPEV base 3. - 6. July. For further information on the visit see
Call for proposals for 2018
Summer container transport 2017
Second container from Bremerhaven to Ny-Ålesund:
- Freight list and packing lists to be delivered to AWI Logistics by 31. May. 2017
- Deadline for delivery of goods to Hafenlager in Bremerhaven: 8. June 2017
- Expected arrival in Ny-Ålesund: 19. July 2017
AWIPEV Science Introduction Seminar 2017
The 2017 AWIPEV Science Introductory Seminar will convene at
IPEV, Ifremer Campus : Technopole Brest Iroise PLOUZANE
20. Feb., 13:30 until
21. Feb., 16:00
For participation, Please fill out this questionaire and return it to Catherine Etienne, IPEV before 30. Jan. 2017
You should also register yourself via doodle, as informed by e-mail.
For details please contact Pascal Morin (IPEV) or Roland Neuber (AWI).
Polar Bear Protection Course and AWIPEV Logistics information
The annual AWIPEV logistics meeting and Polar Bear Protection Course ("shooting course"):
is planned for
26. January 2017 09:15 Introduction to AWIPEV logistics and expedition preparation
26. January 2017 afternoon: Polar Bear Protection course (theory)
27. January 2017 all day: Practical shooting training
Venue / meeting place:
AWI-Bremerhaven, Building D ("Wegener Haus"), Lecture Hall
for access see
If you plan to participate in the Polar bear protection course / shooting training,
please register with Uta Galemann <email@example.com>
The scientific introduction seminar will be announced later, time and venue tbd.
Special Issues on Kongsfjorden Ecosystem Research
An international team of marine biologists and ecosystem specialists has published two Special Issues of Polar Biology on the Ecosystem Kongsfjorden: New Views after more than a Decade of Research.
The volumes are published by Springer:
Spring transport 2017
First container from Bremerhaven to Ny-Aalesund:
- Deadline for delivery in Bremerhaven: 22. Feb. 2017
(Paperwork due 16. Feb. 2017)
- Expected arrival in Ny-Aalesund: 5. April 2017
Arctic Science Summit Week 2017
AWIPEV Under Water Observatory featured by NRK
The Under Water Observatory (UWO) in Ny-Aalesund is featured in this prime time NRK news, reporting of the observation of the warming Kongsfjord.
(In Norwegian only) https://www.nrk.no/troms/rekordvarmt-i-svalbard-fjord-1.13197171
Read more about the UWO here.
Visit of the French Minister for the Environment, Mme S. Royal to AWIPEV
Mme Ségolène Royal, French Minister for the Environment, visited AWIPEV Base 17. - 21. August, see
25 years of German Arctic station in Ny-Aalesund
on 10th August 1991 the German Arctic research station was officially opened, which in 2003 merged with the French station into the joint AWIPEV Base of today. Read more about the (hi)story here.
Visit of the German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks to AWIPEV
This Fall: Series of Ny-Aalesund Flagship activities
Several of the Ny-Aalesund Flagship programmes are having meetings or workshops later this fall,
you are invited to active participation with your Ny-Aalesund programme.
Glaciology Research: NÅGLAMB – Ny-Ålesund GLAcier Mass Balance workshop in Oslo, Norway
Information handout from AWIPEV Seminar
Unusual cold stratosphere creates conditions for severe ozone depletion
Annual dates for container transportation from Bremerhaven
|Scheduled Arrival date Ny-Aa.||Deadline for delivery in Bremerhaven|
All freight lists have to arrive at least 3 working days in advance with
AWIPEV Seminar 2016
The next joint French-German AWIPEV Introduction Seminar will take place
26. - 29. January 2016
including the AWI polar bear protection course and shooting training
28./29. Jan. 2016
Venue: AWI Bremerhaven, Building D
- Introduction to the 2016 scientific projects at AWIPEV Base
26. Jan., 14:00 - 18:00
27. Jan., 10:00 - 17:00
- Introduction to base logistics and expedition preparation
28. Jan., 9:30
- Polar Bear Protection 14:30
- Practical shooting exercise
29. Jan., 8:00
Workshop on Atmospheric Studies
An international workshop on
ATMOSPHERIC STUDIES IN THE ARCTIC
will take place in Sopot, Poland, 28-29 Jan. 2016.
The workshop intends to prepare and to coordinate field activities of atmospheric research on Svlabard in Spring 2016.
Please find the First Announcement here.
ANR/DFG French German Research Call
ANR and DFG have published a new call open to joint German-French research projects in all fields of the Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences including interdisciplinary research.
Deadline for proposal submissions is 2. Dec. 2015.
New NySMAC web site launched
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits AWIPEV Base
During his stay in Ny-Ålesund, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited the AWIPEV base. They were informed about climate research and work at the base.
Visit of Germany's Federal Minister of Education and Research to AWIPEV
Solar Eclipse 20.3.2015, 11:09-11:12
Photos from the solar eclipse at Ny Ålesund can be found in our gallery
Starting into 2015
- AWIPEV Introductory Seminar and Polar Bear Safety Course
25 - 27 Feb. 2015
Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org until 12. Feb. 2015
- Kings Bay's Marine Lab registration:
Deadline is 1. April 2015
- Kings Bay's boat Teisten:
Deadline for usage in 2015 is 1. April 2015
News item about the Marine Night project Jan./Feb. 2015 at the
Helmholtz Arktis Blog (in english).
Atmo Flag Workshop
A workshop for scientists interested in atmospheric research in Ny-Ålesund and how to link with other sites at Svalbard and beyond is planned for October 2014.
The SSF funded workshop contributes to the Flagship activities within the Ny-Ålesund Science Plan.